International Journal of Radiology Research

International Journal of Radiology Research


International Journal of Radiology Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2021)

A qualitative study about false perceptions of patient towards the magnetic resonance imaging equipment in radiology department


Virmani Nitish, Boora Navreet, Kumar Raushan, Yadav Kripanand, Chandan Prasad Rajbhar

Purpose: The aim is to assess the False Perceptions of Patient’s towards the Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment in Radiology department. Methodology: A prospective study was conducted by making objective type questionnaire and filled it by patients which underwent MRI scan. Result: At the end of study, following results were observed for the first question out of 80 only 13 (16%) patients underwent repeated or more than once in MRI scan rest 67 (84%) were undergoing MRI scan for the first time to. The second question was about the level of anxiety results were in variation 35 (44%) patients feel anxiety before scan but not during scan, 28 (35%) patients feel anxiety only during scan and 17 (21%) patients do not feel anxiety before as well as after the scan as out of these 13 (16%) patients undergoing the MRI scan second time as they were familiar with MRI. For the third question whether patients have knowledge about MRI or not, it was found in observation that only 28 (35%) patients know about MRI and its advantage while rest of 52 (65%) don’t know about it. For the fourth question whether MRI scan helpful to them due to lack of knowledge about MRI and they undergoing MRI scan 1st time only 28(35%) patients know that how this scan helpful to them, while rest of 52 (65%) patients undergoing MR scanning only due to prescription of doctor. For the fifth question, experience and knowledge about the sound during MRI it was observed that only 30(37.5%) patients know about this that equipment is produce sound, while 36(45%) patients have no irritation from sound during scan, and rest of 14 (17.50%) patients fear from sound during the scan. For the sixth question while patient know about the consent form it was observed that 32(40%) patients have knowledge about consent form that why it was taken, while 36 (45%) patients have no any knowledge about consent form and 12 (15%) patients have no knowledge about consent form but they were satisfied after explanation. For the seventh question whether patient aware about what to take into MRI room or not only 32 (40%) patients were know about this while rest of 48 (60%) patients don’t know about this. For the eighth question assumption of patient about MRI different views were observed from patients 50 (62.5%) patients have no assumption about MRI, 9 (11%) patients think that radiation is given to me, and they were irritated with large scanning time and 21(27%) patients have other reasons. Conclusion: At the end of study, it was concluded that most of patients underwent MRI have no knowledge about MRI due to which they have false perception about MRI, some of which as below:  Healthy patient thinks that they stuck in MRI bore  Patients think to run out from the MRI bore  Feeling scared during scanning due to table movement  Patients thinks that MRI scanning will cause harm to them
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